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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Updated Browning gun sounds for BOBII

One of the many niggles I have with various WWII sims is the sound of the RAF .303 Brownings. If you listen to archival footage on youtube, or to the.303s firing blank cartridges in, for example the 1960s movie 'Battle of Britain', it is hard to be satisfied that modern sims have really captured it.

It is very much a matter of personal opinion (beauty is in the ear of the beholder!) But for me, BOBII is the sim that has always come closest to what the archived sounds portray, probably because the original Rowan sound files were based on .wav audio captured from a real (single) .303 Browning MG, stepped up to simulate the firing of 6 Brownings simultaneously.

Never happy that they have achieved 'perfection', BOBII enthusiasts continue to apply the latest in sound engineering technology to that original Browning audio file, and the latest effort is from BOBII audio modder 'Boreas' who has posted the updated files here:

Meanwhile modder 'Hazzie' has also done some tweaking, going for a more desynchronised multiple gun effect. His work is here:

Note, these are downloadable in .wav format, so you can listen to them on any audio play software.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrppt! Enjoy!

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